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Waterloo bus garage wins international green energy award

  • London’s largest bus operator comes out on top against projects from Chile and Sweden
  • Landmark site in Lambeth was the UK’s first all-electric bus garage
  • The introduction of Go-Ahead London’s electric buses has prevented the emission of 2,500 tonnes of CO2
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Go-Ahead opens applications for UK’s largest transport proof of concept lab programme

  • Billion Journey Project now entering its third year, building on successful partnerships with start-up tech companies
  • The 12-week programme supports transport start-ups and scale-ups, building towards innovative new services for Go-Ahead passengers
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Go-Ahead cuts carbon emissions as it builds towards 2035 goal

  • Go-Ahead on track to cut carbon emission by 25% in 2021
  • 2019 saw the business continue to cut carbon emissions for every vehicle mile
  • Go-Ahead is continuing to build towards running a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2035
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Go-Ahead’s Chatty Bus scheme tackles poor mental health

  • Go-Ahead’s bus companies are promoting initiatives to stop the stigma around mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Go-Ahead is seeking to highlight the role of buses in tackling loneliness and poor mental health
  • The company is encouraging its bus colleagues to focus on wellbeing across the UK​​​​
  • The chatty bus campaign, first launched in January, was welcomed by the then minister for loneliness, Mims Davies
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Go-Ahead CEO recognised for sustainable transport efforts with award from European CEO

The Go-Ahead Group’s dedication to sustainable transport has been recognised with a new award for chief executive David Brown.

Taken at Go-Ahead London's Camberwell garage in January 2020

Go-Ahead launches capped contactless PAYG bus fare outside London

  • Go-Ahead will bring contactless bus fare capping outside of London for the first time, benefiting passengers on both Brighton & Hove and Metrobus services
  • The fare cap will apply to tap-on tap-off ticketing on buses running across Sussex, Surrey and Kent
  • Technology developed with Littlepay – the specialist gateway for contactless transit payments
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Go-Ahead rolls out UK’s first geo-location zero-emission buses

  • Next generation electric buses will operate in a zero-emission mode when in Brighton’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone, using geofencing technology[1]
  • Buses run on battery power and have a fully electric drive train, recharged by Euro 6 diesel generator when outside the Zone
  • These extended range buses will run on one of Go-Ahead’s most popular routes in Brighton, served by up to 24 buses every hour
  • Brighton & Hove Buses has the highest number of bus journeys per head [2]outside of London at 67.5 million journeys last year
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Go-Ahead statement regarding the Southeastern franchise

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed a further extension to the current Southeastern franchise which will now run to 1 April 2020 rather than expiring on 10 November 2019.

Brighton & Hove Bus near the pier

Go-Ahead sets goal to double female representation across bus operations

LONDON – The Go-Ahead Group today launches a campaign to encourage more women to apply for jobs in the bus industry – including driving buses, maintaining vehicles and managing depots.

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Directorate Changes – Go‑Ahead appoints new Chairman

The Go-Ahead Group plc today announces that Andrew Allner will step down as non-executive Chairman and retire from the Board following the conclusion of the Company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 31 October 2019.